Rolls-Royce is likely to supply its AE2100 turboprop engine for the Avic MA700 78-seat airliner, beating competition from Pratt & Whitney Canada, say industry officials in China. The British manufacturer is expected to upgrade the U.S.-built engine for the 26.5-metric-ton (58,400-lb.) aircraft, which is due to enter service in 2019. A final contract has not been signed, but three industry officials variously describe Roll-Royce’s position as “shortlisted,” ...

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